Artist Statement- What is it?

 

The contemporary art world and life in general has lead me to beautiful, and interesting places in my life. Most my work up to this point has approached issues of the self and the interactions between other people. Even the ones that seem to come close to utterly, destroying us. By using composition and the use of muted colors I have explored different feelings that lean towards isolation and figures trying to talk to others and may have trouble connecting. Most figures have somewhat noticeable features. With the rest I intentionally give them no facial features. By doing so, the viewer can substitute themselves into each painting. What I aim to achieve as I continue to work is to use various approaches to explore these topics further. This includes the use of sculpture and other approaches like using performence. By doing so I may learn how to communicate my emotions and feelings more clearly and possibly help others do the same over time.